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Display and Visual Presentation, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_MKDV

Control Number: 22379

Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate is designed to prepare students seeking careers as display and exhibit designers and covers interior, industrial, thematic, and promotional displays. The training program includes consideration of the total visual presentation design and production, including store planning, service promotion mix applied to retailers, wholesalers (trade show), corporate display, visual identity, and exhibits in cultural institutions (museums and galleries). Students are encouraged to work toward an Associate in Science degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be prepared for entry level work in the fields of display and exhibit design. 

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
or FASH A175 Applied Color and Design Theory
or ID A175 Applied Color and Design Theory
ART A111Color and Design: Three-Dimensional3
ART A116Furniture Making and Design4
or CNST A116 Furniture Making and Design
ART A145Exhibition Design 13
DVP A180Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation3
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
or ID A260 Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
ID A110Design Communications 1: Design Graphics2
MKTG A130Principles of Advertising3
PHOT A123Introduction to Digital Photography3
Total Units30

Display and Visual Presentation Suggested Electives

ART A102 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History
DMAD A117 Rapid Illustration Techniques
ID A170 Space Planning
ID A210 Fundamentals of Lighting

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
ART A145 Exhibition Design 1 1 3
DVP A180 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 3
MKTG A130 Principles of Advertising 3
Semester 2
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional 3
ART A116
Furniture Making and Design
or Furniture Making and Design
PHOT A123 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1
or Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
 Total Units30